Working with Men in the EFT Model
Jaime Nisenbaum, PhD, Advanced EFT Therapist
As EFT therapists, the restrictive emotionality that we often experience with men poses considerable challenges. The EFT model asks all clients to be aware of their emotions and to be able to articulate their emotional experiences in the therapy room; many men can find these requests very challenging based on their gender socialization. This presentation will offer a psycho-educational framework to better understand the experience of men in our culture, specific tools for EFT therapists to help them engage with and access men’s emotional landscape in more effective ways, and opportunities to practice the tools through roleplays.
Participants will: be able to
1) Describe two challenges the majority of men have in accessing and expressing their emotional life
2) State two ways therapists can improve their working alliance with men
3) Identify three tools to help men access, experience, and express their feelings safely and effectively
Jaime Nisenbaum, PhD is a Clinical Psychologist and a Registered Expressive Arts Therapist with over 15 years of experience working in both clinical and academic settings. He is an Associate Professor in the Master’s in Counseling Program at the California Institute of Integral Studies, in San Francisco, and has been a guest lecturer in several universities in the San Francisco Bay Area. His background includes extensive training in multiple body-centered, arts-based, and depth psychological orientations and his work is currently informed by attachment-based approaches such as Emotionally Focused Therapy and the field of interpersonal neurobiology. Jaime is contributing author in The Body Can Speak and In Praise of Poiesis, The Arts and Human Existence and maintains private practice offices in San Francisco, San Rafael, and Berkeley working with individuals and couples. This presentation builds on his doctoral research on Men's Experience of Masculinity in Heterosexual Marriage. Jaime has Advanced training in EFT.
10:00 AM - Networking and Professional Socialization (not included in CE credits)
10:30 AM - NCCEFT Announcements (not included in CE credits)
10:50 AM - Training begins
11:50 AM - 10-minute break
1:00 PM - Training ends
This training is appropriate for mental health practitioners who work with couples using Emotionally Focused Therapy.
This presentation is appropriate for mental health professionals who work with men and for those who work with couples using Emotionally Focused Therapy. Level is introductory to intermediate.
This training is free to members, who will receive Continuing Education (CE) credit at no charge. This training is available to non-members for $10, and CE credit is available for an additional $25. Payment may be made by cash or check made out to NCCEFT. As payment is collected at the door, no refunds or cancellations are available.
Two hours of CE credit are available to licensed Psychologists, MFTs and LCSWs for attending this program.
NCCEFT is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists. NCCEFT maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
This course meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
Those who attend this workshop in full and complete the appropriate evaluation will receive CE credits. Please note that credit will only be granted to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credit.